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Love Knitting for Baby

Love Knitting for Baby

Christmas 2020

Every issue is packed full with beautiful seasonal patterns to create cosy knits, gorgeous gifts and adorable toys little ones will treasure. We feature all your favourite designers such as Bergere De France, Debbie Bliss, Peter Pan and Sirdar. Plus, expert advice and top tips for all levels of knitter, new season yarn guides and much more

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Back issues only
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4 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome

With autumn in the air – and Christmas just around the corner – we’re enjoying getting back into our knitting groove, and we’ve got a gorgeous selection of baby and toddler designs for you to cast on in this issue. Jane Burns’ stunning pink and lime cardigan (page 10) is perfect for brightening up autumn days, while the pretty textured top (page 27) and lace cardigan (page 40) are great seasonal layers. Of course, there’s a definite festive feel in the air already, and if you’re after Christmas knits then Bergere de France’s stunning red and white jumper and Santa hat (page 22) are just the thing – along with our adorable Robin jumper on page 51, with easy-knit 3D touches. And the Drops blanket and hat on page 44, in…

7 min.
meet ziggy!

Ziggy Zebra You will need The yarn from your kit or any other DK yarn in:GreyWhiteYellow 3mm (UK 11, US 2/3) knitting needles from your kit White sewing thread from your kit Toy stuffing Large-eyed darning needle Measurements Approx 23cm (9in) tall when sitting Tension 24 sts and 30 rows to 10cm (4in) over st-st, using 3mm (UK 11, US 2/3) knitting needles Abbreviations For standard abbreviations see page 65 With his striped body, friendly smile and bright yellow dungarees, Ziggy is an eyecatching knit that’s sure to take pride of place in the nursery! We bet anyone with a wild spirit would love this zany zebra, and you’ll love knitting him, too. Work in easy stocking stitch stripes of grey and white for his body and head, with clever shaping to create the muzzle.…

11 min.
fruit salad

You can never guarantee the weather in the UK, so a handy cardigan like this one is a must-have for baby’s wardrobe. Details such as the single rib panels, a shaped hem and button detailing add style to a practical item, while the hot pink and vibrant green colours evoke the fruity feel of a watermelon. Fancy a different colour? With 59 shades of this Rico yarn available, your’re sure to find your perfect combination. About this yarn Rico Cotton Essentials DK 100% cotton 130m per 50g Machine wash at 30°C £2.89, to buy call 01926 882 818 or visit www.woolwarehouse.co.uk Pink cardigan You will need Rico Essentials Cotton DK, 50g in:Pistachio (shade 86) x 1 (1: 1: 2: 2) balls - AFuchsia (shade 14) x 2 (3: 3: 4: 4) balls - B 3 x 1cm buttons…

13 min.
golden girl

Dainty scallops add a decorative touch to the double hem on this chic dress, which is worked in simple stocking stitch with garter stitch to finish off the sleeves and neckline. You can either knit this dress with short sleeves as shown, or as a sleeveless pinafore - perfect over a blouse with a Peter Pan collar. Whichever version you choose, your knit will feel extra special in luxurious Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK. About this yarn Sirdar Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK 75% extra fine merino, 20% silk, 5% cashmere 116m per 50g Machine wash at 30°C £6.20, visit www.sirdar.com or call 01924 231682 for stockists Dress You will need Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK, 50g in:Golden Goose (shade 574) x 3 (3: 4: 4) balls Sirdar Elegant Button (code B5600-0096) x 2 (2: 2: 2)…

6 min.
oh my deer!

Every little one needs a Christmas jumper, and this reindeer one, complete with matching hat, certainly fits the bill! The stylish sweater is a great test of your technical skills, as it uses intarsia for the reindeer motif, plus some cross stitching for detail. The seasonal hat is made from garter and stocking stitch in two strands of yarn, making it a great quick-knit gift that Santa himself would approve of - especially the jaunty pompom! About this yarn Bergère de France Calinou 60% acrylic, 20% wool, 20% polyamide 180m per 50g Machine wash at 30°C £2.87, to buy visit www.bergeredefrance.co.uk Sweater and hat You will need Bergère de France Calinou, 50g in:For the sweaterGrenadine (shade 10050) x 2 (3: 3: 4) balls - AIvoire (shade 10024) x 1 (1: 1: 1) ball - BFor the hat…

8 min.
soft breeze

Jumper You will need Short-sleeved version Rico Baby Cotton Soft DK, 50g in: Mauve (shade 048) x 2 (2: 2) ballsLong-sleeved version Rico Baby Cotton Soft DK, 50g in: Smokey Rose (shade 047) x 3 (4: 4) balls 3.5mm (UK 9, US 4) knitting needles 2 stitch holders Measurements See sizing guide Tension 23 sts and 32 rows to 10cm (4in) over patt, using 3.5mm (UK 9, US 4) needles Abbreviations For standard abbreviations see page 65 About this yarn Rico Baby Cotton Soft DK 50% cotton, 50% acrylic 125m per 50g Machine wash at 30°C £2.69, to buy call 01926 882 818 or visit www.woolwarehouse.co.uk Your baby’s autumn wardrobe just reached new style heights thanks to this textured top - a stylish knit for days out, garden play and more! We’ve got patterns for both short and long sleeves, so the…